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FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL TOUR

tour of flashdance the musicalSelladoor  (producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors) are mounting an extensive UK tour of  FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL opening at Glasgow King's on 4th August and currently touring through to summer 2018.

Set in Pittsburgh, Flashdance is about the hopes and dreams of 18 year old Alex Owens.  She works in Mawby’s Tavern as a “flashdancer” at night and is a welder in a steel mill by day.  Her ambition is to get a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and become a ballet dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

For the 2017 tour dates, The lead role of Alex is being played by Strictly Come Dancing Champion Joanne Clifton who made her musical theatre debut in the role of Streetwalker in the UK premiere of the Irving Berlin musical Face The Music, for which she was nominated for an Off West End Award.  She followed this up as Marilyn Monroe in the Norma Jeane Musical and then asMillie Dillmount in the Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Ben Adams will play Nick Hurley. He is the lead singer of the band A1 , who racked up 10 million record sales, 2 UK number ones, 5 studio albums and toured throughout the world, winning a Brit award among many others. They will be joined by : Colin Kiyani, Rikki Chamberlain, Garry Lee Netley, Carol Ball, Sia Dauda, Hillie Ann Lowe, Simeon Beckett, Rhodri Watkins, Demmileigh Foster, Emily Kenwright, Ameila Rose Fielding, Alex Christian and Matt Concannon- Casting for the 2018 dates is to be confirmed.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all odds. Flashdance proved a hit with audiences, and remained in the Top 10 Box Office in the States for 15 weeks after release. The original score also proved hugely popular, with the soundtrack album selling 700,000 copies within two weeks of release. The platinum selling hit title track Flashdance – What A Feeling won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1983, with the soundtrack winning the Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special in 1984.

Below are the tour dates we have so far with more to come and casting news to follow.

Glasgow King's Theatre
4-12 August 2017
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
16-26 August
Southampton Mayflower
6-9 September
Sunderland Empire
11-16 September
Oxford New
18-23 September
Stoke Regent
25-30 September
Wimbledon New
2-7 October
Dartford Orchard
6-14 October
Liverpool Empire
16-21 October
Blackpool Winter Gardens
23 October-4 November
Chesterfield Winding Wheel
8-11 November
Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
13-18 November
Aylesbury Waterside
20-25 November
York Opera House
27 November-2 December
Birmingham New Alexandra
4-9 December
Edinburgh Playhouse
15-20 January 2018
Manchester Palace
12-17 February
Woking New Victoria
19-24 February
Torquay Princess
26 February-3 March
Derry Millennium Forum
19-24 March
Leicester DeMontfort Hall
26-31 March
Bradford Alhambra
3-7 April
Brighton Theatre Royal
9-14 April
Nottingham Theatre Royal
7-12 May
Carlisle Sands
21-26 May
Canterbury Marlowe
18-23 June
Bristol Hippodrome
25-30 June
Milton Keynes
16-21 July